Select | Land of aurochs

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Red
Toro ( ES )
Tinta de toro
Enjoy it within 5 years.
14,5% vol.

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Production and refinement

From a unique pre-phylloxera vineyard (El Romeral) with vines over 140 years old, organically grown Tinta de Toro in purity.

After the careful selection of the clusters, the pressing process begins, followed by fermentation in large oak vats with a capacity of 5,000 liters. This is followed by a second fermentation, the malolactic fermentation. Aging in French oak barrels for at least 20 months.

Organoleptic analysis

Visual exam

A beautiful intense ruby ​​red with violet hues.

Olfactory examination

On the nose, it expresses an intense and high-quality bouquet, mineral and clean, expressive and elegant with prominent red fruit and spices.

Taste test

To the palate, it offers excellent structure, power, expressiveness, creaminess, and smooth and elegant tannins. Very pleasant.

Contents index

From the vineyard to the table: discover our wine

Ready for a journey to discover Select | Land of aurochs ? We will now take you to delve deeper into every aspect of this exceptional wine through three key sections:

Cellar

Come and learn about the history and values ​​of the winery which passionately grows and transforms grapes into wine

Territory

Immerse yourself in the land that gives life to these unique grapes, discovering the climate and terroir that influence its character

Pairings

Get expert advice on the perfect pairings that will enhance both the wine and your meal

The cellar

Country: Spain

Region: Castylle y León

Hectares of vineyards: 7

Terra d'Uro

We find ourselves in Toro, at Hacienda Terra d'Uro, where winemakers Javier Ortega and Cristiano Van Zeller interpret their work with the utmost consciousness through vineyard work. A deep and careful knowledge of the territory and the experience of three generations of winemakers allow their wines to take on unique and typical expressions together.

Most of the vineyard work is done manually, such as pruning, hoeing around the vines, and treatment with sulfur or nettle powder. Only for plowing are mechanical means used.

Terra d'Uro

Javier Ortega is an oenologist with over 20 years of experience and numerous accolades. The basis of his success lies in the origin of wine: the terroir, and his philosophy is to respect and care for the vines to the fullest.

Cristiano Van Zeller is a truly world-renowned winemaker, being one of the biggest names in the Douro region and a leading member of the most experienced Douro winemakers, known as the "Douro Boys." His commitment today is to spread the quality and renown of Toro wines worldwide.

Region and territory

The revolution of the native grape Tinta de Toro

Castilla y León

The revolution of the native grape Tinta de Toro

Castilla y León

The revolution of the native grape Tinta de Toro

Castilla y León

The flagship product of Castilla y León is the red wine made from Tinta de Toro, a native grape variety descended from Tempranillo that has adapted to the extreme climatic conditions of this area, with a higher concentration of sugars and polyphenols at full ripeness.

The small grapes with thick skins, rich in color and with pronounced tannins, are known for their full-bodied and intense character, with aromas of black fruit and spices. Among the most famous wines of this region are Toro Reserva and Toro Gran Reserva, aged for at least three and five years respectively, necessary to "tame" the significant tannin.

Toro

The wine region "Toro" takes its name from the homonymous city and falls within a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) nestled between the provinces of Zamora and Valladolid, in the far west of Castile and León, in an area strongly influenced by the presence of the Duero River and other watercourses that have shaped its landscape.

Toro's climate is extremely continental with Atlantic influences. The region is characterized by cold winters and hot, very arid summers, with a significant temperature difference between day and night. These climatic conditions, combined with poor, crumbly, and poorly permeable soils dotted everywhere with alluvial pebbles, force the plant roots to go deep and produce highly colored, full-bodied, and alcoholic wines.

For a long time, Toro wines did not shine for excellence precisely because of these organoleptic characteristics, but in the last two decades, there has been a change in the production route of small winegrowers. Quality has been sought both in the vineyard and in the cellar with innovative techniques, valuing old bush vines (almost all pre-phylloxera), which are now used for the production of wines of great balance, generally very similar to Tempranillo, easy to drink, but with marked intensity and complexity, in fact unique.

The flagship product of this designation is red wine obtained from Tinta de Toro, a native grape variety descended from Tempranillo that has adapted to the extreme climatic conditions of this area, with a higher concentration of sugars and polyphenols at full ripeness.

The small thick-skinned berries, rich in color and with marked tannins, are known to be full-bodied and intense, with aromas of black fruit and spices. Among the most famous wines of this region are Toro Reserva and Toro Gran Reserva, aged for at least three and five years respectively, necessary to "tame" the significant tannin.

Hidden between the provinces of Zamora and Valladolid, the wine region "Toro" is a gem shining in the heart of the far west of Castile and León.

Recommended pairings and dishes

Matching by concordance

A red wine that has received important recognitions, including 93 points from Robert Parker.
With a great structure with important tannins, alcoholic, soft, and with fresh acidity. It should be paired in concordance with refined dishes of equal intensity and body.
The aromas are complex and broad and require equally fragrant and intense dishes. The light spiciness can be paired with lightly spiced foods.

Matching by contrast

In this important Spanish red, the round and well-present tannins, freshness, and alcohol can be satisfactorily paired in contrast with long-cooked meat dishes: the richness of the meat is perfectly cleansed by the wine.

Pairs well with

Flavorful cured meats, aged cheeses, meats in important preparations, and game.

Matching by concordance

A red wine that has received important recognitions, including 93 points from Robert Parker.
With a great structure with important tannins, alcoholic, soft, and with fresh acidity. It should be paired in concordance with refined dishes of equal intensity and body.
The aromas are complex and broad and require equally fragrant and intense dishes. The light spiciness can be paired with lightly spiced foods.

Matching by contrast

In this important Spanish red, the round and well-present tannins, freshness, and alcohol can be satisfactorily paired in contrast with long-cooked meat dishes: the richness of the meat is perfectly cleansed by the wine.

Pairs well with

Flavorful cured meats, aged cheeses, meats in important preparations, and game.

Pata Negra

The authentic and refined Spanish pork ham, from 100% purebred Iberian pigs exclusively fed on acorns. A cured ham with an intense flavor, hand-cut and perfect for the most special occasions.

Wild Boar Stew

A rich autumnal dish with a bold flavor, enhanced by slow cooking and intense aromas. It pairs perfectly when served with delicious taragna polenta.

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